After preparing China for war, Xi Jinping has grasped the total control of China. So far, he has been reserved by the Politburo, Hu Jintao included. Not he has no opponents in the country that will doubt his power. China used to be known as a military that had questionable conscripts with questionable equipment and blind will. That has changed into the largest Special Operations in the world, hypersonic missiles, and a navy and air force using our technology, but going into the next generation with it, and blind obiendence.
"Do yourself a favor: Don’t listen to the rhetoric coming out of the mouth of Chinese President — more like dictator for life — Xi Jinping these days.
Sure, he is talking a big game about China someday reunifying with Taiwan — emphasizing using force if necessary — and how he wants to build Beijing’s military into a world-class power as fast as possible. In fact, in his address to the Communist Party’s 20th National Congress, Xi seems set to be doubling down on his goal of making China the predominant military power in Asia and eventually a global military power as well.
But we should be clear: Xi has been saying the same things over and over for nearly a decade now, and all of that is old news.
What is different now, however, is that the Chinese leader finally has the economy — a gross domestic product worth more than $16 trillion — and foundational military capabilities to back up his bluster.
That should terrify anyone who makes their bones in the Biden administration working on national-security issues. Because China’s military rise has been completely unchecked under both the eight years of the Obama presidency and now under President Joe Biden.”
For starters, we should understand that this is not the Chinese military of even just a few years ago. Xi has transformed his armed forces into something that could wage war against America in Asia — and would have a chance to win, something unthinkable just a decade ago.
Yes, Beijing is already a military superpower thanks to the development and deployment of thousands of ballistic, cruise and now even hypersonic missiles. If US forces ever tried to mass into any area around China — even as far away as Guam — Beijing could target and attack them relentlessly. It even stands to reason that Washington could see its mighty aircraft carriers, the source of US naval supremacy, sunk in a war with Beijing, meaning thousands dead.
Indeed, Chinese military strategists are proud of the fact that they have clear plans to leverage those missiles in a fight with America. Beijing’s top military minds have talked about a “bolt from the blue” attack in which China launches a massive missile assault on US satellites in the sky, communications nodes, air bases and naval assets all over Asia if war looks imminent.
So he's been preparing for war the past 10-25 years. He has the ability to take our communications, our Pacific Fleet and our defense systems in Japan and ROK out within minutes. The question, up until yesterday, was "does he have the political clout?" Xi Jinping answered that yesterday in the Chinese Communist Congress.
Hu Jintao, a "former Chinese President was mysteriously escorted out of the Communist Party Congress in front of journalists and current leader Xi Jinping.
Former Chinese president Hu Jintao was unexpectedly led out of Saturday’s closing ceremony of the Communist Party Congress, AFP journalists on the scene witnessed.
The frail-looking Hu, 79, initially seemed reluctant to leave the front row of Politburo Standing Committee members in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, where he was sitting next to President Xi Jinping.
He had brief exchanges with Xi and Premier Li Keqiang after stewards spoke with him. A steward, holding Hu’s arm, led the former president out.
Hu patted Li’s shoulder as he left. His departure was not explained. Hu, who retired in 2013, appeared at last Sunday’s Congress opening with his hair completely grey.
Xi, 69, is widely expected to be reaffirmed this weekend as the Party’s General Secretary, paving the way for him to gain a norm-breaking third term as Chinese president next March.
The new Central Committee of around 200 senior Party officials was elected shortly after 11am Saturday, state media agency Xinhua reported, without disclosing a full list of members."
All this with a "president" and his family helping them.